I bought this Seiko Cocktail Time and thought it would be nice to do a blog post on it and its predecessor, the SARB065.
The Cocktail Time models were first introduced in the Japan domestic market and came with the 6R15 movement. They were offered under the Mechanical line with the most popular model being the SARB065. The 6R Cocktail Time models were however discontinued and new 4R based models were announced during Basel World 2017. These 4R Cocktail Time models have a similar design as their 6R predecessors but are powered by the 4R35 and 4R57 movements. They are no longer JDM models and are sold worldwide under the Presage line.
Made a trip to Big Time last Saturday and saw some new Orient watches including the 65th Anniversary commemorative models. Shown above is the ET0T005Y. This is a Sun and Moon model that has was released a while back. Orient made a variant for its 65th Anniversary. This model is limited to 3000 pieces.
Saw the limited edition edition SBDX016 at Big Time yesterday, This watch is limited to 700 pieces and is produced as a commemorative watch for the 50th Anniversary of Seiko divers.
This watch has a rose gold shroud with polished finishing. Not sure how scratch resistance is this but the seller has to put a plastic wrapper around it to prevent it from getting scratched.
Here are some quick cellphone shots.
This year is the 50th Anniversary of Seiko divers and it is probably the year that Seiko released the most number of new divers. Here’s one that is very popular these days – the SUN043P. Popular due to its white dial which is not a common dial colour in Seiko divers, past and present.
This watch has a stainless steel case with gold accent on its crown, pusher and caseback. The minute hand is gold coloured as well. Here are a couple of cellphone shots I took at K2.
Besides the SBDX014, I also handled the SBEX001, and likewise, this piece is from the local distributor, Thong Sia. This is a big and thick watch. If your wrist is small, it is better to stay with the SBDX001. It is made of titanium so it’s pretty light for its size.
The watch is from K2 and here are some cellphone pictures that I took.
Had the opportunity to handle the Seiko SBDX014 thanks to my friend, K2. This piece is from the distributor, Thong Sia Singapore.
The SBDX014 is definitely on my list of watch to purchase. However, it is not a limited edition model hence I should be able to wait till year end for my purchase.
Meanwhile, here are some pictures of the watch.